What’s New at FamilySearch – webinar Wednesday April 24, 2013

Wondering what’s new or what’s changed this month on FamilySearch.org?

There’s a free webinar this Wednesday, “What’s New at FamilySearch”, a presentation by Devin Ashby, a Community Advocate for FamilySearch. There’s a new look at FamilySearch.org, but also new opportunities to share photos and stories, new learning videos and more.

April 24, 2013, 2:00pm Eastern; 11 am Pacific
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If you can’t watch this live, the recording will be available for free at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com

FamilySearch indexers have hit the billion mark! One billion records have now been indexed and arbitrated. See the FamilySearch blog for more about this.

For all the upcoming genealogy webinars, chats, Google Hangouts, etc., see the GeneaWebinars site, a central spot for related genealogical educational opportunities.


FamilySearch Facebook Pages – RootsTech 2013

One of the sessions I attended at RootsTech 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah was presented by Fran Jensen and was about the Facebook genealogy research pages sponsored by FamilySearch.org.

You can download Fran’s handout from the RootsTech 2013 website. Or on the main schedule pages, just click on any other sessions you are interested in to download individual handouts. Rootstech.org daily schedules

You can also see the list of Rearch Communities on Facebook at the FamilySearch Wiki.

I help administer the Canada Genealogy Research FamilySearch Facebook page and we welcome your questions, and your help, as do the other admins on all the FamilySearch pages.

And you can still refer to the FamilySearch research handout by myself from the October 2012 BCGS meeting. I must warn you though that things change quickly on FamilySearch, as on the internet generally, so a few items might be out of date now. FamilySearch genealogy October 2012 handout.

See this FamilySearch page and watch the video there for a look at what’s new and what’s coming soon to FamilySearch.

For example, FamilySearch now offers free e-mail lookup services: https://familysearch.org/blog/en/policy-change-patrons-requesting-photocopies-family-history-library-salt-lake-city-utah/

             M. Diane Rogers, BCGS Editor